Five Star Fishing Report:
5/20/2013 9:35:56 AM
The ocean was flat all week and we got in a lot of fishing. The first part was Lings and rock fish for limits and then three days of halibut. We got all the fish we needed on the halibut. The bite was on the slow side but good ocean conditions on Thursday and Friday to make for nice days of fishing. Saturday the forcast was way off and Jeff with Butch Eldridge and crew from northern California put in a crummy morning with gusts to 25mph and a strong current. They hung in there and burned it out for seven fish by 1:00 and then had a three hour ride home. They have fished with us for the last six years multiple times and have seen the good and bad and now the ugly. They did have one fish over 60lbs. and another over 50lbs. for the biggest so far of the year so it wasn't all bad. Sunday we did get the bottom fish trips in on a marginal ocean as the wind was blowing right off the bat. The ocean forcast isn't that hot for the week so we will fish the river. Hopefully the little rain and cooler weather we just had will help the river salmon bite.
5/13/2013 1:35:31 PM
Monday through Wednesday we had great ocean conditions but the fishing was off from what it had been. Warmer water moved in and slowed up the Lingcod to the point we had to work for them not just a gimme. Nice catches were made for those who were working their jigs and fishing. Thursday we started our halibut season. The ocean was not as nice as forcasted but doable and the same for the drift. They bit on the first and last drift so we got them all but it took all day. We left the dock at 5:00am and got back at 6:00pm. Should have packed a bigger lunch!!! Friday the ocean was flat as a parking lot so we had a great ride coming and going but the bite was way off. Seven total for both boats - the slowest we have ever done in the last ten years. Guess it had to happen some time. Saturday the ocean was even better if that's possible and we were all thinking another day of tough fishing but not so. We had limits with released fish by 11:00 with fish to 40lbs.. We had three on at a time for both boats - go figure. Just a good example that what a difference a day makes and never say never. Sunday the Lings and rock fish were back to a hot bite with Ling limits in an hour and rock fish even faster when you found them.
5/6/2013 11:14:05 AM
The wind kept us off the ocean so both Jeff and I fished for salmon Tuesday through Thursday for a bust. A few fish were caught around but a bust was the norm. One fish is you were lucky. Friday they bit up and down the river but we were doing boat work and getting tackle ready for our halibut season this week. Sat. and Sunday we both fished the ocean for really good fishing with limits of Lings and Blacks and a few Vermillion. Thursday this week we will fish halibut out of Gold Beach. No more Port Orford starts. The forcast looks really good and we're hot to go!